Internal Market: Joint industry statement on priorities for the Machinery Products Regulation

Published: 4 October 2021

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Product Safety Legislation

The   Machinery   Directive   is   unquestionably   the   single   most   important   piece   of   legislation   for   the European manufacturing industry. Since its original publication in 1989, and subsequent revisions up to 2006, it has effectively provided the highest level of machinery safety in the world, successfully supported the Internal Market as well as EU competitiveness, and continuously enabled the industry to innovate and thrive. In this context, it is important that the future legislative framework retains the balance between safety and innovation whilst offering the necessary consistency for manufacturers and users alike. 

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Authors

Le Goff-Jedrzejowicz
Helena Le Goff-Jedrzejowicz
Adviser - Internal Market

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